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SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2019

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Exam Syllabus, a preparation guide, is a crucial element that always helps the candidates to devise effective preparation strategies, by, focusing on their strengths and weaknesses in different topics. Below mentioned data gives an overview of the SSC CPO Exam Syllabus for the SSC CPO 2020-2021 Recruitment.


SSC CPO Selection Process is in 3 phases: Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II.


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The date of Objective Type Written Exam Paper 1 is29-09-2020 to 05-10-2020. The last date for the Payment through SBI Challan is 01-03-2021.

Paper I is an objective type computer based test with 200 questions for 200 marks and duration of 2 Hours. The sections in Paper I SSC CPO 2019 exam are:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension


SSC CPO Exam is a Objective type written Examination and having four sections General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative aptitude, General Awareness and English Comprehension and has a total of 200 marks for 200 questions. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.

Date of Exam Part Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
/Time Allowed
29-09-2020 to 05-10-2020 I General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
II General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
III Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
IV English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200 2 hours


General Intelligence & Reasoning: (50 Questions)


This section would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics if any.

General Awareness: (50 Questions)

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.


Quantitative Aptitude: (50 Questions)


The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.


English Comprehension: (50 Questions)


Candidates ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.


Paper II is also an objective type computer based test with 200 questions for 200 marks and duration of 2 Hours. The sections in Paper II SSC CPO 2019 exam are:

  • English language and Comprehension


English Language & Comprehension: (200 Questions)

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language.

Date of Examination Subject Maximum Marks Maximum Questions Duration and timing
To be notified later English language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
  • Error recognition
  • Filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc)
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words
  • Comprehension etc.


SSC CPO – Related Information
SSC CPO 2020 – Official Notification
SSC CPO 2020 – Exam Pattern